報告題目：ASIC and HardwareAcceleration Research at the GR2M Laboratory: Architectures, ApplicationsChallenges & Opportunities of Advanced CMOS Technology Nodes
報告人：加拿大蒙特利爾大學工學院,Yvon Savari,, IEEE Fellow
摘要：Thetalk will introduce ASIC research environment available at the GR2M laboratoryin Montreal Canada. Professor Savaria supervised the design and implementationof about 100 ASICs using 10 different technologies. This is highly significantas recent research innovations often stems from experience with oldertechnologies and because advanced CMOS, in spite of its great promises, isoften inadequate for important industrial applications and unaffordable unlessthere is a clear path to immediate commercialization in high volume. The talkwill report on some recent research results, but it will specifically report onthe AnARM project, sponsored by Octasic, though which a 28nm CMOS chipimplementing an asynchronous version based on the Octasic design method of theARM. This 1.5 mm2 31 Million transistors prototype IC that wasdesigned, manufactured and successfully tested is a good example of what can beaccomplished in a University laboratory. The talk will stress some of thechallenges and will advocate the use of more affordable technologies as veryuseful and maybe mandatory research steeping stones for academic research leadingto the implementation and eventual commercialization of ASICs with advancedCMOS technologies.
報告人簡介：YvonSavaria FIEEE received the B.Ing. and M.Sc.A in electrical engineering fromPolytechnique Montreal Canada in 1980 and 1982 respectively. He also receivedthe Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1985 from McGill University. Since 1985,he has been with Polytechnique Montreal, where he is currently professor anddirector of the Microelectronics Research Group in the department of electricalengineering.
Hehas carried work in several areas related to microelectronic circuits andmicrosystems such as testing, verification, validation, physical designmethods, defect and fault tolerance, effects of radiation on electronics, CADmethods, reconfigurable computing and applications of microelectronics totelecommunications, aerospace, image processing, video processing, radar signalprocessing, and digital signal processing acceleration. He is currentlyinvolved in several projects that notably relate to wireless sensor networks,virtual networks, machine learning, computational efficiency and applicationspecific architecture design. He used artificial neural networks and a widerange of hardware acceleration techniques to implement effective hardware supportedsignal processors over the past 30 years. He holds 16 patents, has publishedmore than 150 journal papers and more than 480 conference papers.
Hehas been working as a consultant or was sponsored for carrying research by morethan 20 companies or research organizations. He is a member of the RegroupementStratégique en Microélectronique du Québec (Canada) (RESMIQ), of the Ordre desIngénieurs du Québec (OIQ - Canada), and is a member of CMC MicrosystemsBoard. He was co-founder of two high-tech spin-offs and an earlycollaborator to several others. He also received in 2006 a Synergy Award of theNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for his work withLTRIM.